Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Sweden instead of Kazakhstan, you would:

Health

live 11.0 years longer


In Kazakhstan, the average life expectancy is 71 years (66 years for men, 76 years for women). In Sweden, that number is 82 years (80 years for men, 84 years for women).

Economy

make 95.8% more money


Kazakhstan has a GDP per capita of $26,300, while in Sweden, the GDP per capita is $51,500.

be 32.0% more likely to be unemployed


In Kazakhstan, 5.0% of adults are unemployed. In Sweden, that number is 6.6%.

be 5.8 times more likely to live below the poverty line


In Kazakhstan, 2.6% live below the poverty line. In Sweden, however, that number is 15.0%.

spend 5.7 times more on taxes


Kazakhstan has a top tax rate of 10.0%. In Sweden, the top tax rate is 57.1%.

Life

be 66.7% less likely to die during childbirth


In Kazakhstan, approximately 12.0 women per 1,000 births die during labor. In Sweden, 4.0 women do.

be 86.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Kazakhstan, approximately 19.6 children die before they reach the age of one. In Sweden, on the other hand, 2.6 children do.

have 33.1% less children


In Kazakhstan, there are approximately 18.1 babies per 1,000 people. In Sweden, there are 12.1 babies per 1,000 people.

Basic Needs

be 19.1% more likely to have internet access


In Kazakhstan, approximately 76.8% of the population has internet access. In Sweden, about 91.5% do.

Expenditures

spend 2.6 times more on education


Kazakhstan spends 3.0% of its total GDP on education. Sweden spends 7.7% of total GDP on education.

spend 2.7 times more on healthcare


Kazakhstan spends 4.4% of its total GDP on healthcare. In Sweden, that number is 11.9% of GDP.

Sweden: At a glance

Sweden is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 410,335 sq km. A military power during the 17th century, Sweden has not participated in any war for almost two centuries. An armed neutrality was preserved in both world wars. Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system intermixed with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 and 2009 by the global economic downturns, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries. Sweden joined the EU in 1995, but the public rejected the introduction of the euro in a 2003 referendum.

How big is Sweden compared to Kazakhstan? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook, Skatteverket, Tax Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

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